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Who is Marion Ross?

American actress Marion Ellen Ross was born in Watertown, Minnesota USA, on 25 October 1928, making Scorpio her zodiac sign. She’s had roles in over 200 movies and TV series, but is probably still known best for playing Aunt Lucille in the 2008 action science fiction comedy “Superhero Movie”, which starred Leslie Nielsen and Drake Bell, and was written and directed by Craig Mazin. It follows teenager Rick Riken who’s been bitten by a radioactive dragonfly and has become a superhero; the film won a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Male.

Marion announced her retirement for the second time in 2021, but returned to acting in the same year and has since been involved mostly in online projects; she’d previously announced her retirement in 2018, but changed her mind less than a month later.

Education and early life

Marion was raised in Watertown alongside her brother Gordon Jr. and sister Alicia, by their Canadian parents Ellen (nee Hamilton) and Gordon Ross Sr. who were originally from Saskatchewan, Canada; not many other details have been shared about Marion’s family, as she respects their privacy.

Marion was 13 when she changed her name from ‘Marian’ to ‘Marion’, and she became interested in acting while attending a local high school in Watertown; after two years there, Marion moved to Minneapolis and enrolled at Southwest High School, while she honed her acting skills at the MacPhail Center for Music.

After only a year in Minneapolis, Marion and her family moved to San Diego, California where she attended Point Loma High School, and from which she matriculated in 1947; she continued her education at San Diego State University, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 1951.

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Roles in movies

Marion’s debut film role was playing Patty in the 1953 comedy “Forever Female”, while some of her following roles were in the biographical musical “The Glenn Miller Story”, the action adventure “Secret of the Incas” and the crime drama “Pushover”, all released in 1954.

What marked the ‘50s for her was perhaps playing a supporting character in the 1956 family adventure comedy “Around the World in 80 Days”, which starred Cantinflas and David Niven, and was directed by Michael Anderson. It follows a late 19th-centuryVictorian Englishman who’s made a bet that he can travel the globe in 80 days, and the movie won 14 of its 19 award nominations, including five Oscar wins, some of which were for Best Cinematography, Best Writing – Screenplay and Best Picture.

Marion appeared in only two movies in the ‘60s: the 1961 crime drama “Blueprint for Robbery”, the 1969 crime drama “Any Second Now”, and then in the  1970 action thriller “Airport”. The year 1971 saw her play Mrs Divine in the romantic drama “Honky”, which starred John Neilson and Brenda Sykes, and was directed by William A. Graham. It follows black teenager Sheila who’s begun dating working class white teenager Wayne, and has asked him to help her sell a kilo of marijuana; the movie was nominated for a 1972 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song – Motion Picture. Two of Marion’s other notable performances in the ‘70s were in the 1972 drama “The Weekend Nun”, the 1979 crime drama “Survival of Dana”.

She appeared in only three movies in the ‘80s: the 1980 drama “Skyward”, the ‘81 horror “Midnight Offerings”, and the 1986 drama “Sins of the Father”.

In 1994, she portrayed Charlotte Brandon in the romantic drama “A Perfect Stranger”, which starred Stacy Haiduk and Robert Urich, and was directed by Michael Miller. It follows an attorney who’s fallen in love with the wife of a dying millionaire, and the film was nominated for two awards. Some of Marion’s roles in the remainder of the ‘90s were in the 1995 crime adventure mystery “Hart to Hart: Secrets of the Hart”, the 1996 drama “Hidden in Silence” and the 1996 romantic comedy “The Evening Star”.

She appeared in several popular movies in the 2000s, including the 2007 comedy “Smiley Face”, which starred John Krasinski and Anna Faris, and was directed by Gregg Araki. It follows an actress who’s eaten her roommate’s marijuana cupcakes by mistake, and the film was nominated for a Cannes Film Festival C. I. C. A. E. Award.

Marion appeared in only a couple of films in the 2010s, including the 2011 romantic comedy “Keeping Up with the Randalls”, the 2013 horror “Heebie Jeebies”, and the 2014 family comedy “Sweet Surrender”.

Her most recent movie role has been portraying Marion in the 2021 comedy “Senior Entourage”, which starred Mark Rydell and Edward Asner, and was directed by Brian Connors; it’s a mockumentary which follows the lives of several people aged between nine and 90, and is known as ‘Seinfeld for seniors’.

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Roles in TV series

Marion’s debut TV series role was playing Wife of Tribune Reader in the 1953 episode “One Nation Indivisible” of the drama “Cavalcade of America”, and the remainder of the ‘50s saw her appear in an episode or two of many series, including the comedy “The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show”, the western “The Lone Ranger”, and the drama “The Millionaire”.

What marked the ‘60s for Marion was starring as Mary Morgan in 158 episodes of the drama “Paradise Bay”, which also starred Heather North and Keith Andes, and was created by Ted Corday; the series aired in 1965 and 1966 and follows the Morgan family who seem to be involved in the murder of teenager Sally Baxter. Some of Marion’s other TV series appearances in the decade were in an episode or two of the crime adventure “The Fugitive”, the crime drama “The Felony Squad” and the family comedy “The Brady Bunch”.

From 1974 through 1984, she starred as Marion Cunningham and played several other characters in all 255 episodes of the critically acclaimed musical family comedy “Happy Days”, which also starred Henry Winkler and Ron Howard, and was created by Garry Marshall. It follows the lives of the Cunningham family and the superhuman greaser Fonzie – the series won 18 of its 37 award nominations. Some of the TV series in which Marion made a guest appearance in the remainder of the ‘80s were the family adventure “Fantasy Island”, the drama “Glitter” and the crime drama “You Are the Jury”.

What marked the ‘90s for her was perhaps playing the lead character Sophie Berger in all 33 episodes of the drama “Brooklyn Bridge”, which also starred Louis Zorich and Danny Gerard, and was created by Gary David Goldberg. The series aired from 1991 through 1993, follows the lives of 14-year-old Alan Silver and his family, and won 13 of its 39 award nominations. Marion appeared in an episode of many series in the ‘90s, including the comedy “Dream On”, the drama “Sweet Justice” and the adventure comedy “Early Edition”.

From 2001 through 2005, she played Marilyn Gilmore in six episodes of the critically acclaimed comedy “Gilmore Girls”, which starred Keiko Agena, Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham, and which Amy Sherman-Palladino created. It tells the story of a teenager and her mother who are living in Stars Hollow, Connecticut, and the series won 23 of its 108 award nominations. Marion could then have been seen making a guest appearance in the romantic drama “Sex, Love & Secrets”, the comedy “Out of Practice” and another comedy “The New Adventures of Old Christine”.

In 2014 and 2015, she played Lynn Carver in the romantic family drama “Chasing Life”, which starred Mary Page Keller and Italia Ricci, and was created by Marco Lagarde and Susanna Fogel. It follows young woman April Carver who’s just been diagnosed with leukemia, and the series was nominated for five awards.

Marion’s three most recent TV series roles have been in the 2018 episode “Gotta Get Outta This Place” of the animated action adventure “Guardians of the Galaxy” (voice role), three episodes of the short comedy “Please Tell Me I’m Adopted” from 2017 through 2020, and the 2021 episode “The Marshall Plan” of the comedy “Viral Vignettes”.

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Other credits

Marion sang various songs in seven episodes of the series “Happy Days” from 1974 through 1982, and she sang the song “Child Stars on Your Television” in the 2003 movie “Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star”.

Some of her most recent talk-show appearances have been in “Meet the Biz”, “American Experience” and “Live from Detroit: The Jeff Dwoskin Show”.

Awards and nominations

Marion’s won six of her 16 award nominations.Some of her wins include two Viewers for Quality Television Awards for Best Actress in a Quality Comedy Series in 1992 and 1993, both for her performance in “Brooklyn Bridge”, a 1997 Lone Star Film & Television Award for Best Supporting Actress, for “The Evening Star” and a 2014 LA Femme International Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award.

Marion was honored with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 12 July 2001.

She was nominated for a 1997 Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, for “The Evening Star”, and five Primetime Emmys from 1979 through 1999, two for her performance in “Happy Days”, another two for “Brooklyn Bridge” and the last for “Touched by an Angel”.

Love life and marriages

Marion’s been married twice – both marriages ended with her husbands’ deaths. Her first husband was American actor Freeman Morse, also known as Freeman Meskimen; he appeared in 12 movies and TV series, and is probably still remembered best for portraying Private Reed in the 1954 western movie “Battle of Rogue River”. Marion and Freeman exchanged vows on 22 December 1950, and she gave birth to their son Jim Meskimen on 10 September 1959, while their daughter Ellen Kreamer followed on 11 October 1962; Freeman passed away on 28 October 1968.

She married her second husband, American actor Paul Michael in 1988, and he died on 8 July 2011; Paul had 30 roles to his name, and remains remembered for playing King Johnny Romano in the 1969 fantasy horror series “Dark Shadows”.

Marion’s son Jim’s today a successful actor ,and has played and voiced characters in more than 300 movies and TV series, but is probably still known best for his roles in the 1995 historical adventure movie “Apollo 13”, which won Oscars for Best Film Editing and Best Sound, and the 2000 family fantasy comedy movie “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, which won an Oscar for Best Makeup. Marion’s daughter Ellen’s a successful screenwriter and producer, and is known particularly for producing 113 episodes of the critically acclaimed romantic comedy series “Friends” from 1999 through 2004.

Marion seems to be unattached as of May 2023, has been married twice and has two children with her first husband Freeman Morse (Meskimen).

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Interesting facts and hobbies

Marion’s today residing in Cardiff by the Sea, Encinitas, California and she served as Grand Marshall of Cardiff Centennial Celebrations in July 2011.

She’s an associate artist for the Old Globe Theatre.

Marion’s two closest friends were the late actor Gavin MacLeod and the late actress Barbara Billingsley. Her brother Gordon was 65 when he died on 16 August 1995.

She dislikes social media networks, and isn’t active on any.

Marion today spends most of her time reading books (with her favorites being autobiographies), gardening and watching movies; she’s deeply religious, and spends a lot of time at church.

One of Marion’s favorite actors is the late Robin Williams, and some of her favorite movies include “Insomnia”, “Toys” and “The Fisher King”.

Height, eyes and wealth

Marion’s age is 94. She has brown eyes and ginger hair, is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall and weighs about 135lbs (61kgs).

Marion’s net worth’s been estimated at over $10 million as of May 2023.

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From Fairy to Succession – The Secret Life of Sarah Snook

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Who is Sarah Snook?

Sarah Snook is an Australian actress, best known to the world as Shiv Roy in the TV series “Succession” (2018-2023), also as Marian Marriott in the horror film “Winchester” (2018), and as Sarah Greenbaum in the comedy-drama “An American Pickle” (2020), in addition to numerous other popular roles she’s played so far in her career.

Sarah Snook Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Sarah Ruth Snook was born on 1 December 1987, in Adelaide, South Australia. The daughter of a swimming-pool salesman father and an aged care provider mother – her parents divorced when she was young.

Sarah grew up in Eden Hills with her two older sisters, and went to St John’s Grammar School in Belair, then won a drama scholarship for Scotch College in Torrens Park during high school. Furthermore, she subsequently obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Sydney’s National Institute of Dramatic Art.

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Career Beginnings: From a Fairy to International Acclaim

Before rising to stardom, Sarah had a rather humble and unconventional beginning to her career – she would impersonate a fairy at children’s birthday parties, before making her on-screen debut as Sophie in an episode of the TV series “All Saints”, an Australian medical drama.

Sarah first gained attention in Australia for her role in the television series “Sisters of War” in 2010, in which she co-starred with Claire van der Boom, and is based on the true story of two Australian women who survived as prisoners of war in Papua New Guinea during World War II.

She continued her career with the role of Antonia in the Australian TV series “Spirited”; Sarah appeared in all ten episodes of the series, which garnered her positive reviews.

She then played the role of Stevie in the 2012 Australian romantic comedy film “Not Suitable for Children”. The movie follows Jonah (Ryan Kwanten), a party-loving young man who is diagnosed with testicular cancer, and realizes that he may never be able to have children. In a desperate attempt to preserve his fertility, Jonah sets out to find a woman willing to have a baby with him before it’s too late. Stevie (Snook) is one of Jonah’s close friends who becomes involved in his quest; the film also stars Ryan Corr and Bojana Novakovic.

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Rise to Prominence

After a successful start as an actress, Sarah started getting more notable roles. In 2014, she portrayed the lead role of Jane/John in the sci-fi-thriller film “Predestination”, based on the short story “All You Zombies” by Robert A. Heinlein. It follows a time-traveling agent (Ethan Hawke) who must prevent a series of bombings orchestrated by a terrorist known as the Fizzle Bomber. Snook’s character, a temporal agent like Hawke’s, becomes involved in the mission, leading to a mind-bending plot twist that reveals the true identity of Jane/John. The film was critically acclaimed, and earned Sarah a nomination for Best Actress at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards.

The same year, she starred in the supernatural horror “Jessabelle”, which follows Jessie, a young woman who returns to her childhood home in Louisiana after a serious car accident that leaves her wheelchair-bound. As she tries to uncover the truth about her family’s past, Jessie is haunted by an evil spirit that seems to be targeting her. Directed by Kevin Greutert, the film also stars Mark Webber, Joelle Carter, and David Andrews.

“Succession” Stardom

After supporting roles in such films as the biographical “Steve Jobs” (2015) and “The Class Castle” in 2017, Sarah secured the role of her career in 2018 – Sarah Snook’s portrayal of Siobhan “Shiv” Roy in the HBO series “Succession” has been one of her most well-received performances to date. It follows the wealthy Roy family, who control a global media empire. Snook’s character, Shiv, is the only daughter of Logan Roy (played by Brian Cox) and a rising star in the family business. Over the course of the show, Shiv struggles with her desire for power and her loyalty to her family.

For her performance in “Succession”, Snook has been nominated for several awards, including a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2020. She’s also been praised by critics and audiences alike for her work on the show, cementing her status as one of Australia’s most talented actors.

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Other Projects

To speak more of her accomplishments, Sarah played Marian Marriott in the horror film “Winchester” (2018), starring alongside Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke in the story of the eccentric heiress who built the Winchester Mystery House.

In 2020, Sarah played Sarah Greenbaum in the comedy-drama “An American Pickle”, which stars Seth Rogen as a man who is preserved in a vat of pickles for 100 years, and wakes up in modern-day New York. She also played Suzanne in the drama film “Pieces of a Woman”, which follows a woman’s emotional journey after experiencing a traumatic home birth.

In 2023, she starred as Sarah and served as an executive producer in the film “Run Rabbit Run”, a psychological horror-thriller about a woman who returns to her hometown to confront the demons of her past. The film was written by novelist Hannah Kent, and directed by Daina Reid.

Furthermore, she is set to star in the upcoming comedy-drama film “The Beanie Bubble”, which is now in post-production, and will co-star Elizabeth Banks and Zach Galifianakis.

Net Worth

According to authoritative sources, Sarah Snook’s net worth is estimated at $4 million, as of mid-2023.

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Personal Life, Married, Husband, Children

Sarah Snook has been married to Australian comedian Dave Lawson since February 2021; the couple started dating in 2020. She announced her pregnancy in March 2023 at the premiere of the fourth season of “Succession”.

Appearance and Body Measurements

Sarah Snook has red hair and blue eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 5ins (1.65m), while she weighs approximately 115lbs (52kgs), with vital statistics of 33-24-33, and bra size 36B.

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What happened to Zachary Gordon? What is he doing today?

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Who is Zachary Gordon?

Zachary Gordon is an American actor, probably most famous for his portrayal of Greg Heffley in the film adaptations of the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” book series. He’s also appeared in several other TV shows and films.

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What is Zachary Gordon Doing Today?

In recent years, Zachary has been more focused on voice acting; his work includes voicing the character Tighnari from the HoYoverse’s action-role-playing video game “Genshin Impact”.

Furthermore, he is up to recording music, and recently released the single “Time Bomb”. The song is a mixture of pop with rock guitars.

Zachary Gordon Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Zachary Adam Gordon was born on 15 February 1998, in Oak Park, California, USA, of Jewish ancestry, the youngest son of Kenneth Gordon and his wife, Linda. He grew up in Southern California with two older brothers, attended Oak Park High School, and after matriculation, enrolled at Chapman University.

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Career Beginnings

Zachary Gordon made his television debut in 2006 when he appeared as Richie in two episodes of the comedy series “All of Us”. The show aired on UPN and later on The CW, and was created by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.

Gordon made multiple appearances in the popular CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” in 2006 and 2009 – in Season 1 he played Stacy’s son in the episode “Matchmaker”, and in Season 4 Tyler Stinson (Grant), one of Ted’s nephews, in the episodes “Three Days of Snow” and “The Stinsons”.

He continued with minor roles in the following years, appearing in such films as “Georgia Rule”, “National Treasure: Book of Secrets”, and “Sex and Death 101”, all in 2007, then “The Brothers Bloom” in 2009.

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” Success

Zachary Gordon played the lead role of Greg Heffley in the film adaptations of the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” children’s book series by Jeff Kinney, which follow the daily struggles and humorous mishaps of middle schooler Greg as he navigates through school and adolescence.

In the first film, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” (2010), Greg starts middle school with his best friend, Rowley Jefferson, and tries to become popular by any means necessary, including creating a haunted house and trying out for the wrestling team. Throughout the movie, he learns the importance of true friendship and being himself.

In the second film, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” (2011), Greg deals with his older brother Rodrick’s constant teasing and pranks, while trying to impress his crush, Holly Hills. He also struggles with telling the truth, keeping secrets from his parents and best friend.

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In the third film, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” (2012), Greg faces the challenges of summer vacation, including a disastrous camping trip and an unfortunate job at a country club. He also tries to reconnect with his best friend after their friendship becomes strained.

Throughout the trilogy, Zachary’s portrayal of Greg Heffley captured the character’s humor, awkwardness, and relatability. The films were well-received by the public, which turned Zachary into a rising young star in Hollywood.

Other Projects

After the success of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”, Zachary became more focused on television and voice roles. He had a recurring role in the supernatural horror series “Dead of Summer” in 2016, while in 2017, he guest-starred in the medical drama series “The Good Doctor”.

Furthermore, he was Tate Wilson in five episodes of the critically acclaimed series “Good Trouble” from 2019 to 2020.

In 2020 he portrayed Emmett in the spin-off comedy film “American Pie Presents: Girls Rules”, and in 2021 starred in the films “Violet”, a drama starring Justin Theroux, Luke Bracey, and Olivia Munn, and “Dreamcatcher”, a horror film directed by Jacob Johnson.

Voice Acti’Zachary Gordon is a talented actor who has made a name for himself not only in front of the camera, but also behind the microphone. Throughout his career, he has lent his voice to a variety of animated characters in films, TV shows, and video games. Gordon’s first voice acting role was as Little Lopart in the popular children’s series “Handy Manny” in 2008-2009. He went on to voice Young Bruce Wayne/Young Aqualad in three episodes of “Batman: The Brave and the Bold” in 2008 and 2010.

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In 2009, Gordon voiced the character of Paws in “The Search for Santa Paws”, a direct-to-DVD Christmas film. He also played the main role of Gil in the animated TV series “Bubble Guppies” in 2011, showcasing his ability to deliver engaging and memorable performances as the lead character.

Gordon’s talent as a voice actor also earned him roles in the Star Wars franchise, where he voiced Mart Mattin and Imperial Technician #1 in three episodes of “Star Wars Rebels” from 2016 to 2018. He also voiced Hayner in the popular video game “Kingdom Hearts III” in 2019.

More recently, Gordon has continued to build his voice acting resume, lending his voice to various characters in video games such as “Mafia: Definitive Edition” (2020), among others.

Net Worth

According to authoritative sources, Zachary Gordon’s net worth is estimated at $2 million as of mid-2023.

Personal Life, Dating, Girlfriend, Single

When it comes to his personal life, Zachary has been very secretive about it, and there is no reliable information on his endeavors. However, according to some sources, he dated Bailee Madison in 2013, and was then supposedly in a relationship with Sabrina Carpenter from 2013 to 2014. According to reports, he’s now single and focused on his career.

Appearance and Body Measurements

Zachary Gordon has dark brown hair and hazel eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 9ins (1.75m), while he weighs approximately 165lbs (75kgs), and his vital statistics are 40-14-33.

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Facts and Trivia

In addition to acting, Zachary is a singer and a guitar player; he portrayed Greg Heffley only in the first three films. He has worked with several brands, including McDonald’s, Union Bank of America and Home Depot among others.

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What is Jamie Lee Curtis’ husband, Christopher Guest, doing now?

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Who is Christopher Guest?

Christopher Guest is an American-British screenwriter, director, actor, comedian and musician, perhaps best known as Corky St. Clair in the film “Waiting for Guffman” (1996) and as Alan Barrows in the film “A Mighty Wind” (2003), among many other projects, he’s created and acted in so far in his career.

What is Christopher Guest Doing Now?

Christopher is still active in the industry, and is currently working on the sequel “Spinal Tap II”, in which he will reprise the part of Nigel Tufnel.

Christopher Guest Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest, was born on 5 February 1948, in New York City, USA. His father, Peter Haden-Guest, was a British United Nations diplomat who later became the 4th Baron Haden-Guest, while his mother, Jean Pauline Hindes, was a former vice president of casting at CBS. Guest’s paternal grandfather, Leslie, Baron Haden-Guest, was a Labour Party politician who was a convert to Judaism. Guest’s maternal grandparents were Jewish emigrants from Russia.

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Guest’s interests and talents were cultivated during his youth. He attended the High School of Music & Art in New York City, and studied classical music at the Stockbridge School in Interlaken, Massachusetts. There, he took up the mandolin, and became interested in country music. He played guitar with Arlo Guthrie, a fellow student at Stockbridge School, and later began performing with bluegrass bands until he took up rock ‘n’ roll.

Guest continued his education at Bard College for a year, before studying acting at New York University’s Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts. He graduated in 1971, and soon afterwards began his career in the entertainment industry.

Career Beginnings

Christopher Guest began his career in theater, landing one of his earliest professional performances in Michael Weller’s “Moonchildren”, playing the role of Norman for the play’s American premiere at the Arena Stage in Washington, DC, in November 1971. Guest continued with the production when it moved to Broadway in 1972.

Guest’s early career was filled with minor roles in film and television, but it was his work in the comedy genre that brought him to stardom. Guest appeared in his first feature film, “The Hot Rock” in 1972, which starred Robert Redford and George Segal. Although Guest had a minor role as a uniformed police officer, it was his first big break into the film industry.

Two years later, Guest began making contributions to “The National Lampoon Radio Hour”, both performing and writing comic characters and musical parodies. He also played a small role in the off-Broadway revue “National Lampoon’s Lemmings”, which starred Chevy Chase and John Belushi.

The same year, Guest appeared in his first major film role in “Death Wish”, which starred Charles Bronson. The film was a commercial success, and Guest’s performance as a police officer helped establish him as a character actor in the industry.

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Rise to Stardom

In 1975, Guest began his long-standing relationship with “Saturday Night Live”, appearing in a few sketches as a guest host and writer for the show. This eventually led to his most famous SNL character, Nigel Tufnel, the lead guitarist for the fictional band Spinal Tap.

The success of “This Is Spinal Tap” in 1984 helped launch Guest’s career as a filmmaker. The movie was a mockumentary about a fictional British heavy metal band, and Guest co-wrote, co-starred, and co-directed the film with Rob Reiner. It was a critical and commercial success, and established Guest as a master of the mockumentary genre.

Guest landed a recurring role in the iconic TV series “All in the Family” in 1977, playing Michael’s college buddy Jim in the episode “Mike and Gloria Meet”, which was a flashback to their first blind date. This guest spot exposed him to a broader audience, and he started getting more substantial roles.

That same year, Guest played a supporting role in the made-for-TV movie “It Happened One Christmas”, a gender-reversed retelling of the classic “It’s a Wonderful Life”. The film starred Marlo Thomas as Mary Bailey and Cloris Leachman as her guardian angel. Guest played Mary’s brother Harry, and his character had a significant impact on the story’s resolution. Although the film received mixed reviews, Guest’s performance was praised by critics.

In 1979, Guest starred in the short-lived sitcom “The Last Word”. The show revolves around a newsman who becomes the host of a talk show. Guest played the role of Dick, the show’s producer, and was praised for his comedic timing and delivery. Although the show was canceled after only one season, Guest’s performance was well-received, and helped establish himself as a comedic actor.

In 1986, Guest continued his success in the film industry, with his role as the sadistic dentist in “Little Shop of Horrors”, a musical comedy horror film. The film was directed by Frank Oz and starred Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene and Steve Martin.

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Continued Success

Guest’s work in the late ‘80s and ‘90s cemented his status as a comedic star and a beloved figure in Hollywood. In 1987, he played the role of Count Rugen in the classic fairytale adventure film, “The Princess Bride”, directed by Rob Reiner, in which he starred alongside Cary Elwes and Robin Wright. This movie remains a beloved classic among audiences of all ages, and Guest’s performance as the sneering, scheming villain added to the film’s appeal.

The following year, he starred in the crime-comedy “Sticky Fingers”, which also featured Helen Slater and Melanie Mayron, followed by the satirical comedy “The Big Picture” (1989), which he co-wrote with Michael McKean. The film follows the journey of a young film student who gets his big break in Hollywood but quickly learns that the movie industry is not all it’s cracked up to be.

Guest’s work in the 90s continued to showcase his talent for improvisational comedy, and his ability to create quirky and memorable characters. In 1996, he wrote, directed, and starred in “Waiting for Guffman”, a mockumentary that follows the efforts of a small town to stage a musical production. This movie featured a stellar ensemble cast, including Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara and Parker Posey, and is widely regarded as one of the best examples of the mockumentary genre.

In 1998, Guest co-starred with Chris Farley in “Almost Heroes”, a comedy that follows the adventures of two bumbling explorers trying to beat Lewis and Clark to the Pacific Ocean. While the film didn’t perform well at the box office, it remains a cult favorite among fans of both Guest and Farley.

The 2000s and Later Work

Christopher Guest’s career continued to soar in the 2000s, with his involvement in several hit movies and TV shows. In 2000, he directed and starred in the mockumentary film “Best in Show”, which follows the lives of various owners and handlers as they prepare their dogs for a national dog show. The film was a critical and commercial success, and further established Guest’s reputation as a master of the mockumentary genre.

He followed up with another successful mockumentary, “A Mighty Wind” in 2003. The film revolves around the reunion of a fictional folk music group, and features an ensemble cast that includes many of Guest’s frequent collaborators.

Guest also starred in “For Your Consideration”, a 2006 comedy he also wrote and directed.

He returned to voice acting in 2007, lending his voice to the character of Nigel in the popular children’s animated series “SpongeBob SquarePants”.

He then starred in the science-fiction comedy “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” in 2009, alongside Ben Stiller and Robin Williams. Guest also appeared in the Ricky Gervais comedy “The Invention of Lying” the same year.

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2010s

As the new decade began, Christopher’s level of activity in the industry decreased, resulting in only a few credited projects to his name. He directed the film “Mascots” (2016), and in 2020 he reprised the role of Count Tyrone Rugen in the film “Princess Bride Reunion”.

Net Worth

According to authoritative sources, Christopher Guest’s net worth is estimated at $60 million, as of mid-2023.

Personal Life, Marriage, Wife, Children

Christopher Guest has been married to actress Jamie Lee Curtis since 1984. The couple has adopted two children, Annie born in 1986, and Ruby in 1996.

Appearance and Body Measurements

Christopher Guest has grey hair and brown eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 11ins (1.8m), while he weighs approximately 150 lbs (69kgs). His vital statistics are 43-32-18.

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